Saturday, July 9, 2011

Crazy4Cult 5

Friday was the opening of Crazy4Cult 5 at Gallery1988 Melrose and man was it fantastic! So much awesome work this year...I was really blown away by all the talent on display.
Here's my contribution, inspired by "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World":

"Ace of Bass"
mixed media sculpture
about 9" x 12"

[Update: I was asked what mixed media I used, so I thought I'd elaborate!
Scott is made of Sculpey, with an inner structure of armature wire and aluminum foil.
The bass' inner structure is a metal button and a couple of wood skewers (just for the basic shape), and it is made of Sculpey as well (there was A LOT of sanding, re-baking, and more sanding involved. Did I mention sanding?). The metal bits are just pieces of armature wire, metal brads, and metal wire. Everything is painted with a mix of acrylic, acrylic inks, and acryla-gouache. I sprayed Scott with a matte finish spray, and the bass with crystal clear glossy varnish. Whew!]

Here are some pictures of the piece in various stages of development and at different angles:

Many thanks to Edgar Wright, the phenomenal director of Scott Pilgrim (and other personal favorites "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz") for purchasing my sculpture! I could not be happier!

Crazy4Cult 5 will be up through July, so definitely check it out in person if you're in LA!
Also, The Crazy4Cult Cult Movie Art book was just released, featuring artwork from the first four Crazy4Cult shows. It's an incredible collection. There will be a book-signing event July 10th (today!) at noon at Gallery1988, so grab a book and meet many of the contributing artists!


Update: Here are some lovely pictures of the sculpture at the gallery space, courtesy of my friend Alessandro Echevarria.


Thomas Yamaoka said...

Nice resemblance!

Jules said...

Thanks Thomas!

George said...

Most excellent!!! What did you sculpt it with?

Jules said...

Thank you, George! I used Sculpey.

Zepol Ilustradora said...

Esta genial

Jules said...


Lucy said...

great! its the really the SP of Michael Cera!